The Importance of Yaw Rotation Centre on the Driver Behaviour

Artem Kusachov
Martin Fischer

Yaw motion feedback plays an important role for the perception of motion in driving simulators. This paper investigates the momentary rotation points’ importance on the driver behaviour, through a simulator experiment.

A double lane change manoeuvre was used to measure the driver behaviour and perception for two different rotation point presentations; steady state and dynamic. Only subtle differences in driver behaviour and perception could be noticed, but the dynamic rotation point is favourable. This is more prominent for low friction driving.

The results of this work show that the momentary rotation point, i.e. the point in which the planar motion can be described by a single rotation, contains information that is valuable to the driver. This motion can be represented by most motion platforms.

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